ALCO Heaven…. Or Winter Hell?

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Down on Scranton, Pa’s South side sits, what could be argued, is the greatest collection of ALCO diesels on planet earth…. Some awaiting their next call to duty and others silently rusting in peace….

The Schenectady, New York locomotive builder exited the locomotive manufacturing business for all time in 1969, but not before leaving behind a legacy of locomotive production that spanned several generations along with some of the most memorable steam and diesel locomotives the world will ever know…. Most notably, FAs (Freight ALCOs), PAs (Passenger ALCOs) and the those monster Union Pacific Big Boys.

Today, the last of the sole survivors sit in a line pondering what the future has in store.

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ALCO Heaven…. Or Winter Hell?

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Author:Railfan AC

AC is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a long haul trucker, a transportation enthusiast and a lifelong lover of trains. AC's mission is to travel America documenting American railroading in the 21st century while educating those who want to know about the importance the railroads play in our daily lives including, but not limited to, the movement of goods, services and more.

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